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F1 2023

Full 2023 F1 pre-season testing driver line-ups

Teams are ready to hit the track in Bahrain for 2023 pre-season testing, here's who will be driving for each team on each day.

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And so it begins.

Formula 1 teams are set to find out what could be in store for them during the 2023 season as pre-season testing gets underway in Bahrain.

There are three days of running across Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th February, with cars on-track for eight-and-a-half hours each day - not withstanding any crashes or red flags that will pop up.

Such limited testing means that drivers are only set for 1.5 days in the car each before the first race - at the Sakhir circuit a week later on March 5th. It is something both George Russell and Fernando Alonso are not impressed with.

19 of the regular race drivers are set to pound around the 3.3-mile circuit, including rookies Oscar Piastri, Logan Sargeant and Nyck de Vries.

The only driver who will not be in action is Lance Stroll at Aston Martin, who was injured in a cycling accident and will not be fit in time. He is replaced by reserve driver and reigning Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich, who will share duties alongside Alonso.

The table below shows which drivers are in the car for each team during each of the sessions.

2023 F1 pre-season testing driver line-ups

Team Thursday 23rd (AM/PM) Friday 24th (AM/PM) Saturday 25th (AM/PM)
Red Bull Verstappen Perez-Verstappen Perez
Ferrari Sainz-Leclerc Sainz-Leclerc Leclerc-Sainz
Mercedes Russell-Hamilton Hamilton-Russell Russell-Hamilton
Alpine Gasly-Ocon Ocon-Gasly Gasly-Ocon
McLaren Piastri-Norris Norris-Piastri Piastri-Norris
Alfa Romeo Zhou-Bottas Zhou Bottas
Aston Martin Drugovich-Alonso Alonso Drugovich-Alonso
Haas Hulkenberg-Magnussen Magnussen-Hulkenberg Hulkenberg-Magnussen
AlphaTauri Tsunoda-De Vries Tsunoda-De Vries De Vries-Tsunoda
Williams Albon-Sargeant Sargeant Albon

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